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Today on our KIDS MAKE! series, we are making this incredibly simple sweet treat with only five ingredients.  These little no-bake bites are a staple in our freezer at our house.  My kids still prefer these  THE BEST Energy Bites  made with M&M’s but almost any little chocolate peanut bite will be accepted in the house. 

A little something is always necessary after a meal, right?  And these little bites do the trick.  Make note I only 1/4 cup of agave nectar.  You are welcome to use a different sweetener like honey, but I have found that I only have to use a 1/4 cup of agave versus 1/2 cup of honey in order to get the same consistency of the bites.  Yes, by using agave nectar I only have to use HALF as much!  And by keeping those chocolate chips mini only a small amount (1/4 cup) is needed.  

Some recipes that claim they are “healthy” have double the amount of chocolate chips and sweetener I have in my recipes.  Taste tested by a number of family critics, we have found those large amounts of sweetness unnecessary.  

Quick oats provide a wonderful source of fiber and by using quick oats versus rolled oats, the texture may be more accepted by little ones, but either is totally fine. Fiber is always needed for the kiddos to help with any tummy trouble (and adults, too).  I even think these bites are totally acceptable for breakfast!

My daughter loves doing these videos and I hope you do as well.  She keeps me on my tabs with doing them each week, at least for the summer.  Enjoy friends!

DD

Double Chocolate Energy Bites

This 5-ingredient recipe is a must-have staple to satisfy any sweet tooth. This no-bake recipe is perfect for the kids to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine peanut butter and agave nectar. Add each ingredient separately and mix well. Store in the refrigerator or freezer to keep them fresh and firm.